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I picked this rig up this morning. 5 hour round trip with my wife who wanted to come along.  Fun trip! Seller was a widowed gal who had upgraded to a larger mower.  Very sweet lady who was a joy to deal with. Her husband was meticulous about maintenance and it shows. 

Tractor comes with a 48" deck. Unfortunately, it was stored up against a wall in a bed of hay, so the non-discharge end has bad corrosion. Otherwise, the deck is in fantastic shape.

The KT 17 doesn't run great. I bought it with the intention of swapping in a low hour Magnum 18 from my 7117 and then sending that one down the road. It might just be a simple carb adjustment or plug change.  I'll put some time into it this weekend and try to figure it out.  It doesn't smoke though!

When I got home, it wasn't two minutes before my girls were crawling all over it.

 

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PhanDad
2 hours ago, Snojetter said:

it wasn't two minutes before my girls were crawling all over it.

Can't beat kids and tractors.  sm01

 

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Both girls claimed it for their own.  That led to a squabble not captured by the camera. 0:)  Guess they forgot about the other two behind the shop door...

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On 7/31/2020 at 5:44 PM, Snojetter said:

The KT 17 doesn't run great. I bought it with the intention of swapping in a low hour Magnum 18 from my 7117

Took the carb apart and found the rubber tip on the needle was coming off.  Took a week to get a new carb kit in the mail, but I installed that last night. It was late, so didn't get a chance to test it out. I'd like to mow the yard with it today, so we'll see how that goes. 

One question: my understanding is the Magnum is a Series 2 KT17 with electronic ignition.  Is this the only difference or are there other changes, big or small?

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